tony72

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  1. I also have this bug, and it's on my Windows 8.1 laptop, so I'd say it's not just a Windows 10 issue. I do believe it's the same issue, because I've just confirmed that if I manually close Sync before restarting, then it does indeed start minimized as it should, but if I restart with sync still running in the tray, it does not. So I'd suggest that maybe the diagnosis that it's down to a Windows 10 feature is wrong, unless that same feature has been back-ported to Windows 8.1.
  2. This isn't a problem as such, but since Android 8 dropped on my Pixel, I get a permanent notification on the lock screen/notification shade from "Android system" saying "Sync is running in the background". I guess this is some new feature of Android 8 to highlight potentially battery-draining background apps, but it's not a useful notification to me for Sync; I know Sync is running in the background, it's supposed to be running, and I'd really like to not have a permanent notification about it cluttering up my screen. I have found an app that hides those notifications, but as far as I can tell, it turns them off for all applications, whereas I would like to turn the notification off just for Sync. Do you guys know about this?
  3. The way the 2.0 update was pushed out was more of an issue than the folder limit itself; if you're going to push an update out like that which is going to change functionality, need things to be reconfigured etc, then you need to give the user big, clear warnings about what they're going to do. When I inadvertently updated my phone, I had no clue that it was anything more than a regular point update. When it seems like you're trying to stealthily foist changes on people that them might not agree to if given the choice, that's a trust-breaker. And why act that way, unless we're now on the slippery slope of gradually degrading the free version and trying to push people on to the paid version*? * a paid version which is not at all an attractive proposition for me, I'm afraid; I could see a one-off purchase, but $40 per year basically for the odd bug-fix? I'm supplying my own power, storage and bandwidth. Nah, man. You want to charge cloud storage prices, give me a cloud-based Sync node with some cloudy features, so I can do the things that Sync currently can't do, like sending files to people without requiring them to install any software, or streaming media from the cloud without requiring any of my machines to be on. Right now $24/year for 100GB of Google Dive storage seems like a much better deal.
  4. Oops, forgot to subscribe to this topic. Thanks for the info guys.
  5. So there is a "How to downgrade from 2.0 to 1.4?" in the how to section of the help ceter, which covers Windows and Mac, but there's no equivalent for Android. Is the apk of the last 1.x version available somewhere at least?
  6. Thanks for the reply. A day after I posted it started working by itself without me changing anything, and it's still working. At the time of that post all devices were on my home network, but my phone and laptop have been connected to various networks since, I don't know if that could have had something to do with getting things working again. Fingers crossed that it keeps working now!
  7. Hi all, I have three devices, let's call them A, B and C. A and B are Windows 7 PCs, C is a Nexus 5 phone. I shared a folder on A with B and C with read/write access, and synced them up. I was under the impression that having done that, if I took A offline, B and C would still be able to sync changes to each other, and other answers in this forum seem to back that up, but it isn't happening for me. When A is offline, B and C show 0 devices online, and changes don't sync. Am I misunderstanding how this works? Or is there a limitation with the Android client? V1.2.82 on the PCs and 1.2 14 on the phone btw. Tony